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  The Norwegian Deputy Minister for International Development Ms Bj rg Sandkj r has called for integrating peace and security into climate smart and sustainable energy to find sustainable solutions that address the needs of women facing energy crises Ms Bj rg Sandkj r made the remarks during a field mission to UN Women supported programs in Adjumani district Uganda The Royal Norwegian Embassy supports two UN Women flagship programs in Uganda Women Peace and Security WPS and Leadership Empowerment Access and Protection LEAP since 2018 and 2017 respectively Interventions have been implemented in the refugee hosting districts of Yumbe and Adjumani and in Kotido The four components of the Norwegian government s current support program in Uganda include strengthening GEWE and sexual and reproductive health rights ending violence against women EVAW women s economic empowerment women s peace and security and political participation of women Climate Smart Agriculture with a particular focus on working with small farmers for food security and income integrated efforts at the humanitarian and development nexus on women s empowerment and gender equality and sustainable energy that addresses the energy needs of women Over the next four years 2021 2025 the Norwegian Embassy has committed USD 5 764 381 for LEAP programming targeting four refugee hosting districts of Adjumani Yumbe Terego and Kyegegwa and pledged USD 4 604 148 to support the implementation of the third Ugandan National Action Plan on Women s Peace and Security NAP III WPS 2021 2025 UN Women Acting Country Representative Ms Adekemi Ndieli commended the Norwegian government for promoting gender equality and women s empowerment globally and for using its position during its presidency of the UN Security Council in January 2022 to raise awareness of threats and reprisals against women peacebuilders and human rights defenders of her in addition to her firm commitment to give more space to civil society in the discussions of the Council Ms Bj rg Sandkj interacted with refugee women who are beneficiaries of interventions funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy Jane one of the beneficiaries of the English for Adults EFA Program implemented by the Refugee Law Project an implementing partner of UN Women recounted how her life has been transformed It was very difficult for me to get ahead because access to almost all services required knowledge of the English language At the time I joined I couldn t speak a single word of English Thanks to EFA I can do many things I can read write and speak without the need for an interpreter In the hospital I can speak directly with the doctors With the skills I gained from EFA people in my community trust me and have appointed me as the secretary of our VSLA When I graduate I want to enroll in a teaching course and become a teacher
Norwegian Deputy Minister of International Development visits refugees in Adjumani, Uganda

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The Norwegian Deputy Minister for International Development, Ms. Bjørg Sandkjær, has called for integrating peace and security into climate-smart and sustainable energy to find sustainable solutions that address the needs of women facing energy crises. Ms. Bjørg Sandkjær made the remarks during a field mission to UN Women-supported programs in Adjumani district, Uganda. The Royal Norwegian Embassy supports two UN Women flagship programs in Uganda: Women Peace and Security (WPS) and Leadership, Empowerment Access and Protection (LEAP) since 2018 and 2017 respectively. Interventions have been implemented in the refugee hosting districts of Yumbe and Adjumani and in Kotido.

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Climate Smart Agriculture

The four components of the Norwegian government’s current support program in Uganda include: strengthening GEWE and sexual and reproductive health rights, ending violence against women (EVAW), women’s economic empowerment, women’s peace and security and political participation of women; Climate Smart Agriculture with a particular focus on working with small farmers for food security and income; integrated efforts at the humanitarian and development nexus on women’s empowerment and gender equality; and sustainable energy that addresses the energy needs of women.

Norwegian Embassy

Over the next four years (2021 – 2025), the Norwegian Embassy has committed USD 5,764,381 for LEAP programming targeting four refugee-hosting districts of Adjumani, Yumbe, Terego and Kyegegwa and pledged USD 4,604,148 to support the implementation of the third Ugandan National Action Plan on Women’s Peace. and Security (NAP III WPS 2021 – 2025).

Women Acting Country Representative

UN Women Acting Country Representative, Ms. Adekemi Ndieli, commended the Norwegian government for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment globally and for using its position during its presidency of the UN Security Council in January 2022 to raise awareness of threats and reprisals against women peacebuilders and human rights. defenders of her, in addition to her firm commitment to give more space to civil society in the discussions of the Council.

Royal Norwegian Embassy

Ms. Bjørg Sandkjæ interacted with refugee women who are beneficiaries of interventions funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Jane, one of the beneficiaries of the English for Adults (EFA) Program implemented by the Refugee Law Project, an implementing partner of UN Women, recounted how her life has been transformed. “It was very difficult for me to get ahead because access to almost all services required knowledge of the English language. At the time I joined, I couldn’t speak a single word of English. Thanks to EFA, I can do many things. I can read, write and speak without the need for an interpreter. In the hospital, I can speak directly with the doctors. With the skills I gained from EFA, people in my community trust me and have appointed me as the secretary of our VSLA. When I graduate, I want to enroll in a teaching course and become a teacher.”

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